Best Dog Clothes
Why Do Your Dog Need Dog Clothes?

Hairless dogs, short-haired breeds as well as shaved or clipped young dogs are vulnerable to cold weather. Small dogs also lose a lot of body heat faster than their larger counterparts.

A dog coat is in order in cold weather if your dog belongs to any of the breeds highlighted above. Read More

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Tips For Choosing Dog Clothes

size. The clothes need to fit correctly in order to be beneficial and safe for your dog to wear. Get dog clothes that fit. Take proper measurements.

When shopping for dog clothes, also consider your dog’s fur. Big dogs with lots of furs need different dog clothes and dog coats for protection than little dogs or hairless dogs.

Avoid buying dog clothes with anything tempting like shiny buttons, fringe or feathers, if you know your dog likes chewing too much. Chances are that your dog will chew it and it might get swallowed and become a choking hazard.

Dogs get wet and dirty and so will be their clothes. If you don’t buy something machine washable, it is going to be problematic. Purchase clothes that can be cleaned in a washing machine.

Dog clothes are available in a variety of fabrics, but remember cotton is a great choice that your dog will wear regularly. Most raincoats and jackets have cotton lining for extra warmth. The fabric should also be breathable and suited for the climate in which your dog lives.

Does the attire need to pull on over the head, like a shirt, or does it have buttons, a zipper or velcro to close? It is important to see dog apparel from this angle too. A garment that has buttons, a zipper or velcro will make it easier to get on and off your dog and offer a little adjustment in the sizing once you have it.

In most cases, it is recommended to wash pet bedding once every 1-2 weeks. If anybody in your home suffers with pet allergies, your pet sheds a lot, or he spends a lot of time outdoors, then you might want to wash the bedding more often. Use your best judgement, and remember that the longer you go between washing, the harder the bedding will be to clean.

The fur is usually not enough for most dogs
Many people think that because a dog has a layer of fur protecting them, they don’t need a blanket during the winter. But do dogs need blankets in winter even if they have thick coats? Most likely, yes they do, and veterinarians advise pet owners to provide extra warmth through clothes, heating or blankets.

Especially smaller dogs, regardless of coat thickness, will have a harder time keeping themselves warm. If you feel cold, your dog is likely to be cold as well. If you can’t stand being outside, even with a coat or gloves on, your dog won’t be able to stand being outside either.

Older dogs have a weaker immune system and are also more sensitive to cold weather, especially if it’s an arthritic dog. If they’re staying outside, a dog blanket is a must. Keep in mind that hard surfaces, such as hardwood, tile, linoleum, and other uncarpeted floors are colder and especially uncomfortable for older dogs, particularly ones with joint problems. It matters what type of flooring you have at home.